Archive for January, 2016

News from Camp: January 1, 2016

Friday, January 1st, 2016

The icicles are quite the works or art on Old Sunday Rocks.

Happy New Year to all of our friends across the world.  As we reflect on the happy
moments and blessings of 2015, we are so grateful for the wonderful campers, staff
members, friends and alums who are such an important part of our lives.  And, as we look
ahead to 2016, we are especially excited about the friendships and adventures that will
occur at Big Spring, High Trails, and Sanborn Junior next summer.
Mike, Elizabeth, and Matthew will be heading out in mid-January with the new digital
slide show about a summer at Sanborn Western Camps and look forward to seeing many
of you as they tour the Midwest. On January 12, they will visit Denver; beginning
January 23, they will be in Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Tulsa, Oklahoma City and
Santa Fe.  Those of you who are on our mailing list, you will receive information in the mail
and all the details are posted on the website.  It is a great program and takes less than an
hour so plan to join us!
We have a lot of projects underway to make 2016 great!  We are looking at every aspect
of our program and pursuing ways to make it better.  We’re ordering the equipment we
will need and hiring the staff who will become our outstanding counselors, wranglers,
assistant counselors, and ridge leaders next summer.  We have already had an excellent
response from our 2015 staff and are looking forward to working with many of them
again next summer.
Our maintenance crew has already completed a new tent frame and a new yurt deck on
ABC Ridge at Big Spring and many upgrades in the High Trails Lodge. They are
currently working on renovations of the staff cabins and the ABC washhouses at Big
Spring. During the winter, they will continue to work on facility improvement projects at
both camps.
We have a nice layer of snow on the ground right now and are looking forward to more
moisture throughout the winter. The horses are still finding plenty to eat as they
enjoy their winter vacation at Fishcreek. There are still lots of elk and deer around the
ranch as well, and wild turkeys have been spotted from time to time.
Enrollment is well underway for 2016 and several age groups are nearly full. We are
always happy to send our brochure, DVD and references to interested families.
We hope that your holidays have been wonderful and that each of you will have the
happiest New Year ever!